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#1

Hi guys,

I was recently asked about my donor area in one of the Dr.Armani threads. I thought I would share my story in more detail. I had a couple of strip surgeries with a doctor that I will not mention. I thought the work was OK…nothing spectacular but at that point I really did not know any better or have anything to compare against. I was most upset when after the surgeries I was left with a 1" wide scar in my donor area. It was at this point I decided to try another surgeon. This is when I was introduced to Dr. Armani. Dr.Armani was incredibly supportive and constructive on ways of improving my scar. He has now performed 2 scar revisions for me and has given me extra grafts from the scar revisions. Each time I have had no problems with the donor area. Through my experience I cannot stress enough how important it is when going for a strip surgery to go with a highly skilled doctor that will give you the proper care, attention and advice post surgery. Dr.Armani has helped me greatly and I am now in a much more comfortable and informed place. I no longer worry post surgery as I know I am in the best of hands. Just thought I would share my story. I look forward to my next FUE surgery and will keep you posted!

Ash


#2

» Hi guys,
»
» I was recently asked about my donor area in one of the Dr.Armani threads.
» I thought I would share my story in more detail. I had a couple of strip
» surgeries with a doctor that I will not mention. I thought the work was
» OK…nothing spectacular but at that point I really did not know any
» better or have anything to compare against. I was most upset when after the
» surgeries I was left with a 1" wide scar in my donor area. It was at this
» point I decided to try another surgeon. This is when I was introduced to
» Dr. Armani. Dr.Armani was incredibly supportive and constructive on ways of
» improving my scar. He has now performed 2 scar revisions for me and has
» given me extra grafts from the scar revisions. Each time I have had no
» problems with the donor area. Through my experience I cannot stress enough
» how important it is when going for a strip surgery to go with a highly
» skilled doctor that will give you the proper care, attention and advice
» post surgery. Dr.Armani has helped me greatly and I am now in a much more
» comfortable and informed place. I no longer worry post surgery as I know I
» am in the best of hands. Just thought I would share my story. I look
» forward to my next FUE surgery and will keep you posted!
»
» Ash
Thanks for sharing Ash_p,

It must of been really devasting having to deal with such a thick scar. As your photos show, atleast one Doctors failure can on occasions be fixed by another Doctors skillful repair work.
Thanks for sharing. It give prospective strip patients food for thought before they take the plunge. As for me, I only decided to go for a transplant because an alternative to strip came along.


#3

Yeah I know! There’s no way I would go for a strip surgery now!

» » Hi guys,
» »
» » I was recently asked about my donor area in one of the Dr.Armani
» threads.
» » I thought I would share my story in more detail. I had a couple of
» strip
» » surgeries with a doctor that I will not mention. I thought the work was
» » OK…nothing spectacular but at that point I really did not know any
» » better or have anything to compare against. I was most upset when after
» the
» » surgeries I was left with a 1" wide scar in my donor area. It was at
» this
» » point I decided to try another surgeon. This is when I was introduced
» to
» » Dr. Armani. Dr.Armani was incredibly supportive and constructive on ways
» of
» » improving my scar. He has now performed 2 scar revisions for me and has
» » given me extra grafts from the scar revisions. Each time I have had no
» » problems with the donor area. Through my experience I cannot stress
» enough
» » how important it is when going for a strip surgery to go with a highly
» » skilled doctor that will give you the proper care, attention and advice
» » post surgery. Dr.Armani has helped me greatly and I am now in a much
» more
» » comfortable and informed place. I no longer worry post surgery as I know
» I
» » am in the best of hands. Just thought I would share my story. I look
» » forward to my next FUE surgery and will keep you posted!
» »
» » Ash
» Thanks for sharing Ash_p,
»
» It must of been really devasting having to deal with such a thick scar.
» As your photos show, atleast one Doctors failure can on occasions be fixed
» by another Doctors skillful repair work.
» Thanks for sharing. It give prospective strip patients food for thought
» before they take the plunge. As for me, I only decided to go for a
» transplant because an alternative to strip came along.


#4

» Yeah I know! There’s no way I would go for a strip surgery now!

You don’t think strip is a good way to save some money? On average, the price of fue is about twice that of strip, you can literally cut your cost in half going for strip, and as for the strip scar, if it stretches, you can always fix it with a couple hundred fue grafts, you still come out way ahead financially speaking.


#5

» » Yeah I know! There’s no way I would go for a strip surgery now!
»
» You don’t think strip is a good way to save some money? On average, the
» price of fue is about twice that of strip, you can literally cut your cost
» in half going for strip, and as for the strip scar, if it stretches, you
» can always fix it with a couple hundred fue grafts, you still come out way
» ahead financially speaking.

This is true, but personally I feel way more comfortable with FUE. It’s less painful and just as effective I find.


#6

» Hi guys,
»
» I was recently asked about my donor area in one of the Dr.Armani threads.
» I thought I would share my story in more detail. I had a couple of strip
» surgeries with a doctor that I will not mention. I thought the work was
» OK…nothing spectacular but at that point I really did not know any
» better or have anything to compare against. I was most upset when after the
» surgeries I was left with a 1" wide scar in my donor area. It was at this
» point I decided to try another surgeon. This is when I was introduced to
» Dr. Armani. Dr.Armani was incredibly supportive and constructive on ways of
» improving my scar. He has now performed 2 scar revisions for me and has
» given me extra grafts from the scar revisions. Each time I have had no
» problems with the donor area. Through my experience I cannot stress enough
» how important it is when going for a strip surgery to go with a highly
» skilled doctor that will give you the proper care, attention and advice
» post surgery. Dr.Armani has helped me greatly and I am now in a much more
» comfortable and informed place. I no longer worry post surgery as I know I
» am in the best of hands. Just thought I would share my story. I look
» forward to my next FUE surgery and will keep you posted!
»
» Ash

Mine is almost 1" wide also, I am debating whether to put fue there or do a scar revision. How did he manage to get extra grafts from the scar revisions? Did he actually do a strip over the existing scar or did he just remove the scar tissue? I assume scar revision is to simply take out the excess scar tissue and suture the two pieces up, if that is how it is done, then there should be no extra grafts spare from the revision.

btw, I am also thinking of using beard hair to fix the scar, it is supposed to be the most robust type of donor hair and work very well in scar tissue. Rooster went to Umar to have that done a couple months ago, I am waiting to see how it turns out for him.


#7

oh wow that is interesting, I’ll also be curious to see how that turns out. As for me, yes, Dr.Armani
did a strip over the scar. Sorry to hear about your scar! It really sucks!